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Olympic motto may be altered: IOC president

A woman pauses for photos next to the Olympic rings near the New National Stadium in Tokyo, Monday, March 23, 2020. The IOC will take up to four weeks to consider postponing the Tokyo Olympics amid mounting criticism of its handling of the coronavirus crisis that now includes a call for delay from the leader of track and field, the biggest sport at the games. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Apr 22, 2021, TASS. The Olympic motto “Faster – Higher – Stronger” may be altered in three months, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said at a press conference, TASS reported.

The motto was approved by the first Olympic Congress in 1894.

“I made the proposal to add to the Olympic motto of <…> ‘Faster – Higher – Stronger’ [the word] ‘Together.’ And we discussed this idea today at the Executive Board. <…> We will now turn again to the IOC members asking for their comments and then, depending on the outcome of this consultation, may come with proposal for a change of the Olympic Charter at the IOC session in Tokyo <…> three months from now,” he said.

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